What Are Some Popular Poems by American Poets?


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Some famous poems by American poets include "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath, "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg and "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost. One of the most famous poems of the 20th century, "The Waste Land," was written by the American-born poet T.S. Eliot.

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Many scholars trace the birth of American poetry to two poets of the early 19th century: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Famous poems by these writers include "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman and "Because I could not stop for death" by Emily Dickinson. As of January 2016, the U.S. poet laureate is Juan Felipe Herrera. His most popular poem include "Blood on the Wheel" and "Enter the Void."

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